Fungal nail infection

Fungal nail infection causes uncomfortable symptoms for many people, as it is one of the most common contagious skin disease. In the development of the disease, predisposing factors also play a part. These, among other things, might be the following: diabetes, a weakened immune system, injured or in-grown nail, tight and airless shoes, etc.


What are the symptoms of nail fungus?

The color of the nail becomes yellowish brown, and its surface gets fragmented and furrowed. The disease can sometimes be associated with nail-bed inflammation, too.
The fungal infection most often appears on a single nail, and then later spreads to the other nails, but it also isn't rare that fungal skin infection spreads to the nails.


How is nail fungus diagnosed?

Physical examination is usually sufficient for the diagnosis, but for targeted treatment, fungal and bacterial culture might also be important. In the case of severe or recurrent infection, laboratory examinations might be necessary as well, to identify the predisposing factors and other potential diseases in the background of the infection.


How can nail fungus be treated?

Untreated nail fungus does not go away on its own, and it can even get worse. Nail fungus is most effectively treated with medicines. Many people cease treatment prematurely due to a lack of improvement after a short period of time. Getting rid of the disease requires patience. The therapy lasts longer than in the case of fungal infection of the skin, it might even take a year for the infected part of the nail to get substituted.

If you experience the symptoms of nail fungus, book an appointment with our dermatologists, and get rid of the discomforts caused by the infection as soon as possible!
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Nóra Sárdy MD
Nóra Sárdy MD
Fruzsina Anna Kovacs MD
Fruzsina Anna Kovacs MD
László Képíró MD
László Képíró MD
Béla Tóth MD
Béla Tóth MD
Iringó Ágnes Ottó MD
Iringó Ágnes Ottó MD
Réka Szandányi MD
Réka Szandányi MD